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post #50 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 09:39 PM
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I agree that cost is not the primary issue. In fact I think I am changing the Metzeler out a little early, but there is very little central tread. I don't know whether tread matters much in the rain but I am just playing it safe. But wouldn't it be nice to get 50,000 miles out of a tire? I suspect there's an element of herd conformity of engineering principles (does a cruiser rear tire really have to be rounded? Is the contact patch on the upsloping side wall of a car tire any less than the contact patch of a rounded motorcycle tire in a turn?)
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